Monday, June 25, 2012

Hydrojecting greens on Tuesday, June 26th

I sent this message through the club email system but thought I should repeat it on the blog.

We have contracted with E&E Enterprises to Hydroject our greens on Tuesday, June 26th.  They will arrive here at 5:30 a.m. with three machines and should be completed by 10:00 a.m.  We have a route setup to reduce any conflicts with our members who will tee off after 8:00 a.m.

This process uses a stream of water at 3000 psi emulating a needle tine venting that we do with our verti-drain machine.  The holes are less than a 1/4 in diameter, 4-5" deep and 3" apart.  This process allows oxygen to enter the green profile and carbon dioxide to move out of the rooting area.  It also allows moisture to penetrate more freely into the root zone and will also allow wet areas to become drier.  We will roll the greens after each green has been completed.  This a non-evasive process that should have little impact on ball roll.  Within a couple days there should be no visible sign of the process on the surface of the greens.  We have a second venting scheduled for Monday, July 16th after The Invitational.

For additional information, click on the link below to see the work that has been completed in the past using the hydroject machines.

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